Army jawan killed, another injured in landmine blast at LoC

An Army jawan was killed on Saturday while another injured when an Improvised Explosive Device believed to be planted by militants went off along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.

PTI| Updated: Oct 04, 2014, 23:09 PM IST

Jammu: An Army jawan was killed on Saturday while another injured when an Improvised Explosive Device believed to be planted by militants went off along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.

The blast took place this evening when the Army personnel were patrolling along LoC in Balnoi area of Poonch, a defence spokesman said.

Akshay Godbole and Shubam Khadadkar got injured in the explosion and were rushed to a hospital, he said.

Jawan Godbole was critically injured and succumbed to the injuries at the hospital but the condition of Khadadkar was stable, he said.

The operation was launched to sanitise the area, the spokesman said.

As per the reports, it is believed that militants might have planted the IED to target the Army patrol along LoC.